“Pyar To Hona Hi Thaa,”, a musical concert, featuring the ensemble of vocalist, Dr. Jaspinder Narula and percussionist Shivamani, presented by Ashok Kacker in association with Swar Aalap was held in Mumbai at Balgandharva Rangmandir in Bandra.
The dynamic duo’s scintillating performance left the audience spellbound. Among the glitterati who attended the event included music composer Anu Malik, film producer Ramesh Sippy and Ghazal Maestro, Talat Aziz. One of the key highlights of the event was the power packed entry of percussionist Drum, Shivamani which struck a chord with the audience at the start itself. The lilting rendition of Narula, ‘Ye Jo Halka Halka Surror Hai,” made the audience go in for a nostalgic trip. However, the surprise for the evening was when Narula called upon Shivamani and both created an unforgettable fusion for the rest of the concert, leaving the audience enthralled with the presentation of songs like “Pyaar To Hona Hi Thaa,” and “Damadum Mast Kalandar.”
While sharing his experience, Shivamani said: “Swar Aalap is Dinesh Ghate’s brainchild which felicitates the musicians who deserve all the centre stage which was formerly enjoyed just by the singers and music directors. I’m proud to be associated with a platform that give due recognition to people who are passionate about music and have devoted their life towards it.”
The event concluded with Dinesh Ghate expressing his gratitude towards Ashok Kacker for being a strong support, Dr. Jaspinder Narula, Shivamani and everyone who made the evening successful.